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by Cooper01
Mon 29 Sep, 2014 14:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Repairing Headlight Dimmer Switch

Brilliant, make sure it goes into the knowledge base! Cooper
by Cooper01
Thu 18 Sep, 2014 12:27
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

Re: Z3 purchase. Pros & Cons?

Thumbs up for all that was said above. Also, once the tyres get old and hard the car is susceptible to what we call 'tramlining'. You can read all sorts of posts about this. Generally, unless something is obviously wrong with the suspension a change of tyres will cure the problem and she'll drive li...
by Cooper01
Fri 12 Sep, 2014 14:45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: iPhone 6 Preordered?
Replies: 40
Views: 6076

Re: iPhone 6 Preordered?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S2 when they first came out and only just replaced it with a S4 . I have been very happy with Samsung, the phone is good quality, feels good, nice screen, awesome pictures, good sound and other features. :)
by Cooper01
Thu 11 Sep, 2014 13:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: AC Sсhnitzer Z3 front bumper on ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: AC Sсhnitzer Z3 front bumper on ebay

I am left wondering if they throw in the Z3 for free at that price. Unbelievable.
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 16:40
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Annoying rattle from the rear
Replies: 32
Views: 4044

Re: Annoying rattle from the rear

ditto to what southerboy says.... and pray that it isn't the return ball thingo in petrol tank. I saw a thread where a guy had to virtually pull the rear end of the car apart sourcing the problem. :D
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 16:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6159

Re: First fill up

I always put £30 in mine when I top it up, .....I have found that it doesnt matter whether its cheap fuel or V Power, it always costs me the same. Seen this with price increases too, dont seem to have any effect. I have noticed though, that 'miles' appear to be getting longer these days... wonder i...
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 14:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Belt change
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Belt change

great pix, thanks for sharing.
by Cooper01
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 14:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: First fill up
Replies: 46
Views: 6159

Re: First fill up

Here is a spread sheet for my 2.2 You will have to do the conversion calculations yourself :). I have kept records almost since I have had Brandy.

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by Cooper01
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 11:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted - Z3M grill mesh, even busted one
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Wanted - Z3M grill mesh, even busted one

Hi, I need a small amount of Z3M black grill mesh to cover the side intake areas in the front bumper. If someone has a couple of pieces big enough to cover them can you please contact me? I will need them posted to Tasmania. Much appreciated. http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/grcooper/Zed%20P...
by Cooper01
Thu 04 Sep, 2014 15:34
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Engine bay filth
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Engine bay filth

That's awesome and a great idea about hoisting. I have never seen it here in Australia.
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 10:11
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Aerial disease
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Aerial disease

Yeh, and maybe you will get a better reception wherever you go! haha, ooops did I type that for all to see? :)
by Cooper01
Mon 01 Sep, 2014 10:05
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Engine bay filth
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Engine bay filth

Great work, please let us know the TECHNIQUE for application, rags/tools used, elbow grease, hard to reach spots etc. Thanks.
by Cooper01
Sun 31 Aug, 2014 06:23
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Machine polish
Replies: 6
Views: 1006

Re: Machine polish

That looks awesome! I am going to get a polishing machine for Father's day and can't wait to use it. I had the car professionally polished a few weeks ago and put my own wax on yesterday and am please but spending the time with addition wax will make a huge improvement. I hope that the wax can 'buil...
by Cooper01
Tue 26 Aug, 2014 10:05
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Re: Inspection 1 & Inspection 2 comparisons

Oil and other fluid changes for my car will be manually scheduled.
I have not had to do an oil change for mine yet but I will do it in another 5k.
When the green lights go down I use a coat hanger [reset] to make sure they all appear again so the car stays 'in tune' and runs like a new one! :)
by Cooper01
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 10:23
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest mileage Z3?
Replies: 33
Views: 4337

Re: Lowest mileage Z3?

I ran into a guy today with a zed 2.8 and had only 75k on it. he told me that he hardly drives it to keep the k's down. i hope that the car does him well......
by Cooper01
Thu 21 Aug, 2014 05:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Wheels- smartening up
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Wheels- smartening up

Hi Alan, I have those on my 2.2i, wheels #64 I think from memory. I need new centres so if you know where I can score some please advise :D .
Good luck with the pricing Z3 Mark.
by Cooper01
Thu 14 Aug, 2014 12:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wing mirrors wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Re: Wing mirrors wanted

Hi, I recommend that you state the year of manufacture and colour and any other preferences. There is also some alternatives to replacing the wing mirrors which can be purchased out of Germany. These are brilliant but you need to have the surrounding components and mirror which fit onto the new inte...
by Cooper01
Mon 11 Aug, 2014 15:18
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Z3 Mirror base
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Z3 Mirror base

Hi, just letting everyone know that I purchased on of the new 'permanent fix' replacement wing mirrors as linked to above. Mind you it took 1 month to get it here in Australia and it had looked like the package was run over by a car, but I am very happy with the level of service, communication, and ...
by Cooper01
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 10:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lost key
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: lost key

nope. a master key opens all areas but no remote. The remote is more expensive but i am not sure how much. if you get depressed on the price consider that the same master key here in australia is aud$297 which is about GBP165.
by Cooper01
Sun 10 Aug, 2014 06:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: lost key
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: lost key

In england you can get a replacement master key for 48 pounds. I got one from there and I live in australia! contact this guy he is awesome. john.noden@williamsmanchester.co.uk
by Cooper01
Tue 05 Aug, 2014 11:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Fans stink?!
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Fans stink?!

Try washing your mustache.... just joking, good luck with sourcing the real issue. :)
by Cooper01
Thu 31 Jul, 2014 11:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Dash Cams
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Dash Cams

Thanks Pingu, may I ask a few questions? Once the dvr is attached to the windscreen can it be removed [unclipped] so it can be secured when you leave the vehicle or used to take photos in an incident? I can't identify a couple of the parts listed in the photo. It looks like there are two external ca...
by Cooper01
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 14:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: BACK AFTER 8 year break!
Replies: 12
Views: 2841

Re: BACK AFTER 8 year break!

What an awesome detailing job, thanks for sharing the pix and the method/products. You are more than welcome to come to Tasmania Australia for a holiday but be sure to bring all the detailing stuff with ya! :D
by Cooper01
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 13:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OIL TEMPERATURE GAUGE RETRO-FIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: OIL TEMPERATURE GAUGE RETRO-FIT

Thanks, I don't want one now but who knows in the future... I would probably get a rack of gauges like outside temp, oil pressure, engine temp, and such. I am still settling into my z3 2.2 so won't be rushing into anything yet. Thankfully, everything works - no on-board computer is the most negative...
by Cooper01
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 12:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: OIL TEMPERATURE GAUGE RETRO-FIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: OIL TEMPERATURE GAUGE RETRO-FIT

Your a legend @southernboy !
by Cooper01
Tue 29 Jul, 2014 11:11
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why bother. !!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3764

Re: Why bother. !!!

Guys, I would drive in freezing weather but the back window has to be warm if the temp is 10 or under or it may crack. No problem but when it comes time to put the hood back up its going to be freezing cold while tucked away right? Then it would crack? Or, does it somehow stay warm when folded from ...
by Cooper01
Mon 21 Jul, 2014 12:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Anyone used bcables diagnostic on their Z ?
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: Anyone used bcables diagnostic on their Z ?

R. Would love to see a complete write [by you] up with pictures for the knowledge base on all this tech stuff! Include connections, model differences, modules accessed, cables and readers, preferred software, reset tools of every description, etc! :D

Cooper
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 16:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff fluid change
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Diff fluid change

Mike Fishwick wrote:I would suggest that you check with any dealer to get a free copy of your car's specification sheet - I have found so many errors on internet and or American websites that I automatically discount them now.
One again, thanks Mike. I will do that very soon and pass the message on!
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 15:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff fluid change
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Diff fluid change

Thanks Mike, I was watching out of interest. My car does not have a LSD according to the VIN decoder but this comment confused me; Your 2.2 would have been fitted with a Torsen LSD, which behaves like a non-LSD final drive until a torque imbalance is sensed, when it progressively transfers drive fro...
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 14:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Where have all the Z3"s gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 2470

Re: Where have all the Z3"s gone?

Brandy likes to play in the rain but really she has no choice as I drive her every day, rain or shine.
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 13:52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: STUNT FLYING IN A DREAMLINER..
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: STUNT FLYING IN A DREAMLINER..

I liked it so much I shared it on FB!
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 11:39
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Diff fluid change
Replies: 15
Views: 455

Re: Diff fluid change

Hi, just to clarify.... can we use the LSD 75W-140 if we are unsure? Really, it won't make any difference will it?
by Cooper01
Fri 18 Jul, 2014 11:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: VANOS OIL SUPPLY LINE M54 3.0. REPLACEMENT GUIDE
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: VANOS OIL SUPPLY LINE M54 3.0.

Thanks for sharing that I will look at mine soon.
by Cooper01
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 15:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!
Replies: 19
Views: 2581

Re: this looks beautiful! 18k miles!

It is a bargin compared to the two M coupes on Autotrader at the min... One has 23k on the clock the other 35k both priced to sell at £39,850 :OThink I'm going to put my price up to 20k That is their asking price and it will be interesting to see if they are still for sale at that price in a year f...
by Cooper01
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 14:02
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M Roadster - New purchase!
Replies: 32
Views: 4284

Re: Z3M Roadster - New purchase!

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new purchase. Looks as if you have a great list of things to do which will keep you busy for a while and your pockets somewhat empty! You may pick up a few other things to do as you progress. There is a lot of information in the forum for all the thin...
by Cooper01
Thu 17 Jul, 2014 09:44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Testing Britains worst drivers crash course
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Testing Britains worst drivers crash course

Like one of the members said, it wasn't all that bad and a cut and polish would get most of the damage out! LOL. :D
by Cooper01
Wed 16 Jul, 2014 10:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DIAL ALTERNATIVES.
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DIAL ALTERNATIVES.

I checked them out, they have some really nice looking panels in there!
by Cooper01
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 11:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2084
Views: 215368

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

Brandy got new shoes all around [Pirelli] and she is in the paint shop getting a cut and wax along with all the small scratches filled in. She'll be back on the street hustling tomorrow I think. :)
by Cooper01
Tue 15 Jul, 2014 02:48
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: A damn good read.... !
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: A damn good read.... !

Thanks for sharing the article @southernboy !
by Cooper01
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 13:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Halfrauds
Replies: 13
Views: 776

Re: Halfrauds

HI, I took youir advice Bert and used some canvas water-proofer from Ray's Outddoor World here in Tasmania. It worked a treat and only cost me equivalent to GBP7. I think I will treat it annually unless it starts to stay wet.
by Cooper01
Mon 14 Jul, 2014 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

Ok guys, here is the results. I used the Selleys Kneed It. I did not go for the other suggestions because I do not know how much accuracy is required for these parts. I am really happy with the result. The stuff sets very quick and can be sanded easily into shape. It seems really strong too. You wil...
by Cooper01
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 11:50
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil - which one ?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Oil - which one ?

Sorry felix i should put on my glasses before replying to threads. Lol. I missed the z1 part.
by Cooper01
Sat 12 Jul, 2014 11:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Handling?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1638

Re: Handling?!

Hi, like others have said this is called tramlining. It is most commonly caused by worn and hardened tires. I had exactly the same issue just two weeks ago until i got new tires. Now perfect. I also hoisted the car just prior to getting the new tires and it was like new under there. Dont stress just...
by Cooper01
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 13:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

bertiejaffa wrote:
Cooper01 wrote:I just found out that Loctite make a putty that you kneed then apply which dries fast. It can be drilled and painted! Looks like that is what I need! It is cheap too.
That sounds useful - please post pics of the product and results
sure.
by Cooper01
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 12:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Repair damaged dash - clips?

I just found out that Loctite make a putty that you kneed then apply which dries fast. It can be drilled and painted! Looks like that is what I need! It is cheap too.
by Cooper01
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 11:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Repair damaged dash - clips?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Repair damaged dash - clips?

Hi Guys, I got a second hand replacement dash part and in a couple of places the securing clip areas have been torn - you know those slip on metal clips that cover a hole and then the screw goes through, well the holes are now gaps that need repair. I was thinking of using some fiberglass over that ...
by Cooper01
Fri 11 Jul, 2014 03:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Oil - which one ?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Oil - which one ?

I believe 5W40 full synthetic is recommended however I would not be surprised if you get a variety of answers. Changing the oil on a regular basis to avoid sludge build up is best and you can use a mineral oil on a temp basis to use as a cleaning agent. Be sure to change the 2 small 0 rings in the o...
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 14:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 6648

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

Mike Fishwick wrote:It is a gearbox, not a bit of the Starship Enterprise!
That is hilarious Mike! Haha... my sides are hurting now. :(
by Cooper01
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Replacement outer sills
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Replacement outer sills

I think there is a guy making fibreglass sills. If you want me to get his details let me know - PM me but spurs is the best bet!
by Cooper01
Mon 07 Jul, 2014 13:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: How much do you like your Z3
Replies: 93
Views: 37007

Re: How much do you like your Z3

If the Z3 was a Transformer it would kick Optimus Prime off of the throne! I have always loved the look of the Z3. The front end looks like giant lions' paws reaching, clawing its way forward through the bitumen - taking the rider for the ride of his/her life. The roar from the back end reminds you ...